The eleven grandchildren of William Young Ripley featured on the cover initiates this volume dedicated to the Last of the Rutland Ripleys.
The issue compiled by Frederic P. Elwert, first president of the Society and initial editor of the quarterly, traces the history and numerous contributions of the family, using multiple sources for an in-depth account of their lives.
The article begins with Julia Ripley Dorr’s marriage in 1847, and continues with later generations, providing family names and essential information for all of them. Diary entries of Zulma, daughter of Julia Dorr, describing the Philadelphia Centennial 1876, and Cornelia (Grandma) Ripley speaking of troubled times in 1898 provide additional insights into their lives.
A photo identifying 29 descendants of William Young Ripley taken in 1896 adds interest to this excellent account.